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Certified Gaia Education Trainers

Gaia Education Certified Facilitators and Trainers are equipped with the skills and methodologies to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.

Albert Bates

Albert Bates

Co-founder of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas and the Global Ecovillage Network. Author of a dozen books on energy, environment and history.
1st September 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Allen Walker

Allen is qualified in economics, accounting, financial services and taxation.
15th January 2019/by Pedro Pedrosa

Anahí Beatriz Pacheco

In Latin-American scale, passionately and gratefully starting a new journey from Chile to Mexico with the “Caravana por la Paz y Restauración de la Madre Tierra”
10th December 2018/by Pedro Pedrosa

André Aristóteles

Andre is an educator, a father, a yoga and meditation instructor, mountaineer, playful, a sustainability designer. Currently he is the leader of the Gaia Ecology of Knowledge Expedition Project in the company of his Kombi Lua (Moon) motorhome, he participates in movements for his childhood.
10th March 2020/by Saskia Rodrigues

Anna Tornaghi

Anna is a consultant for integral sustainability opportunities & strategies, engaged in projects with Tijuca National Park's Friends' Association, Youth Day, Rock in Rio, always looking for systemic, regenerative and integrative approaches.
18th June 2020/by Saskia Rodrigues

Antoni Camps Garmón

Curiosity for cultural, ecological, geographic, scientific and spiritual diversity has been the basis of Antoni's experiences and development of skills.
3rd August 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Brandy Gallagher

One of the original founders and developers of O.U.R. Ecovillage; designer and educator working with local to international community builders.
17th September 2018/by Eloïse

Cynthia Blackshear

Marcia is a seeker of community and is passionate about human beings' capacity to create cultures that bring about a regenerative humanity.
2nd April 2019/by Pedro Pedrosa
Cynthia Zanotto Salvador

Cynthia Zanotto Salvador

Cynthia's work focuses on developing landscaping design projects aimed at awakening in people a loving relationship with nature.
3rd August 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel is an international consultant and educator specialising in biologically-inspired whole systems design and transformative innovation.
7th September 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel is the CEO of Earth Deeds, a social venture which provides online tools to measure and transform environmental impacts and to support community-based sustainability projects.
30th October 2017/by

Daniele Apone

Daniele Apone is a post-graduate in Economics and Sustainability Management (University of Rio de Janeiro) and a graduate in Social Communication with emphasis on Public Relations (University of São Paulo)
29th May 2020/by Saskia Rodrigues

Débora Rocha

Debora Rocha is an appreciator of urban relations and a researcher of perspectives and initiatives that contribute to the paradigm shift of place-making.
5th November 2019/by Pedro Pedrosa

E. Christopher Mare

Christopher began a self-designed university education at the same time the Global Ecovillage Network was getting started. He endeavoured to set an academic precedent for the vision they were presenting.
30th October 2017/by
Eduardo Weaver

Eduardo Weaver

Eduardo is a Brazilian educator and entrepreneur, with many years of experience as a speaker and group facilitator. He has coordinated several EDEs in Brasilia and Joao Pessoa, acting as a facilitator in the Worldview and Social dimensions.
30th October 2017/by

Emmanuel Khodja

Emmanuel (Manu) works with a whole system design approach, promoting personal, organisational and environmental integrated development.
30th October 2017/by

Eve Allemand

Eve has been trained as a Counsellor and Psychologist and uses a systemic perspective.
30th October 2017/by

Ezio Gori

Ezio Gori is a sustainable development consultant with 30 years of experience, passionate about teaching permaculture and sustainability.
17th January 2018/by Eloïse

Filipe Freitas

Filipe was born in Belo Horizonte, son of a doctor and geographer, and a camper since very young.
28th December 2018/by Pedro Pedrosa

Giovanni Ciarlo

Sustainability consultant, musician and change agent for peace and social justice. Coordinator of Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS).
11th August 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Gracelynn Chung-yan Lau

Horticultural therapist, mindfulness and permaculture teacher, she facilitates school programs, women’s circle and sustainable wellness retreats.
17th September 2018/by Eloïse

Gustavo Machado

Gustavo believes that to act sustainably, we must be attentive to the impact of our actions in the world and within ourselves from an integral approach, contemplating all the dimensions involved.
12th November 2017/by

Henrique Ribeiro

Henrique is currently involved with SDG’s (United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals) and 2030 Agenda, doing workshops and multiplying agents.
5th March 2018/by Eloïse

Jane Rasbash

Jane works in sustainable development using an empowerment and engaged spirituality approach. Taught on EDEs in Findhorn, Sieben Linden, Myanmar and Thailand.
4th August 2017/by Jesper Conrad

John Button

Permaculture designer, educator and consultant, with over 30 years experience in Australia, South and South East Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, through broadly diverse climatic, social and economic conditions, working with individuals, institutions and commercial enterprises
12th November 2017/by

Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan is a sustainability educator, currently working as Head of Economics at Schumacher College in Devon.
12th November 2017/by

Jorge Dellamora Mello

Brazilian economist and facilitator of Gaia Education in Brazil, Jorge teaches about Voluntary Simplicity, Social Engaged Spirituality and Sustainable Health.
28th March 2018/by Eloïse

Juliana Poncioni Mota

A life-long student, adventurous sports woman, dedicated to live and educate on sustainability. Juliana brings her wise-wild energy, creativity and passion to all that she does, igniting passion and curiosity on those around her.
5th June 2018/by Eloïse

Juliherme Piffer

Xaba is a consultant, facilitator and designer of groups and collaborative projects. Master of Physics, eco-entrepreneur, permacultorist, Dragon Dreaming trainer, Transition Network trainer and Gaia Education trainer.
8th December 2017/by

Karlis Kalns

Karlis advocates that empathy, friendship, compassion, support, vulnerability and love are major key turning points towards global regenerative development.
28th December 2018/by Pedro Pedrosa

Kosha Joubert

Kosha is one of the original GEESE, and co-editor of the Social Dimension Book: Social tools for Building Community. She has facilitated EDE's in Germany, Scotland, Italy, South Africa, India, Gambia, Ghana, Senegal and Palestine.
12th November 2017/by

Kristiane Ravn Frost

Kristiane is a founding member and vision keeper of the aspiring OASIS Eco-village and Green Peoples College, an adult educational centre, emphasising personal, relational, organisational and global sustainability.
14th July 2020/by Saskia Rodrigues

Lara Freitas

Lara is a consultant and educator specialising in eco-neighborhood design processes. She performs integrated management of projects and multidisciplinary teams on studies, plans and integrated urban design, of socio-environmental nature.
12th November 2017/by

Leandro Basil

Writer, Educator and Cultural Producer, since adolescence, Leandro has been developing ideas for creating a sustainable and socially just world.
12th November 2017/by

Lena Kandelin

Lena is currently working to promote dialogue and collaborations between civil society, municipalities and governmental organisations where Agenda 2030, gender and human rights are important foundations.
13th February 2018/by Eloïse

Lorianna Paradise

Influenced by ecological crisis and global challenges, Lorianna's work as an artist and researcher has been structured around a growing zeitgeist that looks for creative solutions in the analysis and design of social relationships.
25th June 2018/by Eloïse
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Become a Gaia Education Certified Trainer

Training of Trianers

What all our students share, is a hunger to find a place and space to act as agents for positive change.

Many have wished to create their own Gaia Education inspired workshops, facilitate meetings, inspire or become social entrepreneurs and much more. Yet, we know many who do not feel confident enough to deliver our programme content to diverse and sometimes challenging audiences.

This is about to change. You are about to change, as you receive all the necessary tools to become a Gaia Education Certified Trainer.

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